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  • B-47 Stratojet key piece of McConnell history

    People might have noticed the B-47 Stratojet on static display in McConnell's airpark located next to Rock Road.Base personnel have twice restored the aircraft and maintain the aircraft and its grounds in tribute to the role it played in the history of McConnell and the U.S. Air Force. The Boeing B-47 Stratojet not only ushered Wichita aviation
  • Going the distance

    Sixteen McConnell Airmen ran an eight mile portion of the Wichita Marathon course that traverses McConnell in 15 knot winds and pelting rain with Dean Karnazes Sept. 21. This is Mr. Karnazes' fifth marathon on his way to running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Running 50 marathons in 50 days may seem unrealistic to most, but Mr. Karnazes has
  • Cold War Veteran receives Distinguished Flying Cross

    It's been 54 years since the secret reconnaissance mission over Soviet air space during the Cold War, but the Air Force did not forget about each Airman who flew the hazardous mission. Just three years after the Berlin Airlift and as Americans were still fighting in the Korean War, American leaders needed to know if the Soviet military was
  • 22nd SFS gains new commander

    The 22nd Security Forces Squadron welcomed a new commander Sept. 13 during a change-of-command ceremony on a warm, sunny morning in front of Bldg. 1115. Maj. Michael Green succeeded Maj. Laura Soule after the ceremony began with a bang - literally. The arrival of the official party was not a run-of-the-mill change-of-command entrance as Col.
  • McConnell celebrates Hispanic Americans

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. It originally began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 when Congress requested the week including the days Sept. 15 and 16 be designated as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988 National Hispanic Week became National Hispanic Month. Hispanic Heritage Month is the only heritage month
  • AMC commemorates fifth anniversary of 9/11

    Air Mobility Command joined the citizens across the nation today in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Bases across the command commemorated the fifth anniversary with special retreat ceremonies and participation in the America Supports You Freedom Walks. The America Supports You Freedom Walk, first held in
  • Making a lasting impression

    Friends, family and Team McConnell members gathered for the retirement ceremony of Lt. Col. Laurie A. DeGarmo Jan. 6 at The Dole Center Ballroom. Col. Michelle Johnson, Director of Public Affairs and Deputy Director of Communications, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, presided over the ceremony. As she reflected on the Hicksville, N.Y.,
  • Two 931st ARG members receive DFC

    Maj. Michael Moeding and Maj. Marco Moor of the Air Force Reserve's 931st Air Refueling Group have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in an event over Afghanistan in 2003. The 18th Air Refueling Squadron pilots will formally receive the award, given to any officer or enlisted member who distinguishes himself or herself in
  • KS ANG makes wish come true

    Sometimes wishes really do come true. Four-year-old Yosiah Smith got everything he asked for July 8, thanks to the Kansas Make-A-Wish Foundation and Kansas Air National Guard. Surrounded by full regal splendor, Yosiah, who has undergone treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia since March 2005, was presented a play castle at his home in Penalosa,
  • AMC vice commander recognizes 931st Airman for excellence

    An Airman from the Air Force Reserve's 931st Air Refueling Group recently won the 2005 Air Reserve Component Intelligence Company Grade Officer of the Year award.The award was presented to Capt. Angela Chatmon by Air Mobility Command vice commander Lt. Gen. Christopher Kelly in a ceremony at AMC headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. June